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CJNG Cartel Terror on Both Sides of the Border

CJNG drug cartel is one of the biggest and most violent organised crime groups active in Mexico as well as across the border in the United States. This Grey Dynamics article examines different aspects of the Cártel de Jalisco Nueva…

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Violence in Mexico: 12 Month Outlook Gang Cartels

Summary Mexican drug cartels dominate the international distribution of drugs in the American continent. In December 2006, the US and Mexican governments began to wage a “War on Drugs” to reduce the presence of drug cartels in Mexico and illegal…

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Is Interpol’s Red Notice Misused by Authoritarian Regimes?

Summary Interpol’s Red Notice has been increasingly misused over the past few years by authoritarian regimes. Countries like Turkey, Russia and China have issued an increasing number of red notices to hunt down journalists and political opponents. A red notice is…

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Philippine National Police's Special Action Force
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Philippine National Police’s Special Action Force

The Special Action Force (SAF) is the elite counter-terrorist unit of the Philippine National Police (PNP). The SAF was established on May 12, 1983, under the former Philippine Constabulary (PC) per PC General Orders 323 [source]. Former President Fidel Ramos…

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G9 Proliferation In Haiti: 6 Months Outlook

Summary G9 is one of the most powerful gangs in Haiti founded in 2020. G9 leader is Jimmy Chérizier, also known as “Barbecue”, a former police officer back in 2017. Following criminal charges, Chérizier founded the G9 in Port-au-Prince to…

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The Dixie Mafia: Bloody Cornbread in Byzantium

The criminal underground in the United States is rife with organizations that have penetrated the bellows and risen to prominence in both the media and culture; the Dixie Mafia is a lesser-known entity living in the shadows of the titans…

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Political Assassinations: Defined Means for Uncertain Outcomes

Political assassination is “the murder of an important or famous person for political reasons”. The targets are usually the head of government or state, politicians, CEOs, members of a royal family, journalists, and activists. These individuals are usually the victims…

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Colectivos: Maduro’s Venezuelan Militias

Why do Colectivos Matter? The Colectivos are one of the paramilitary units employed by the Chavista regime to minimise any realistic threat from the opposition. The methodology of support changes, whether its supressing protests or aiding what are almost certainly…

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WannaCry Ransomware
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Ransomware: The Most Immediate Cyber Threat

Ransomware attacks can be incredibly costly to businesses and states. On the 11th of October, the head of the UK National Cyber Security Centre warned that ransomware posed ‘the most immediate danger’ to UK businesses in cyber-space. This renews the…

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Laos Human smuggling
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Human Trafficking from Laos: How, Why, and Where?

Introduction/Background Laos, officially named Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), is a Southeast Asian country bordering China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar. As part of the so-called ‘Golden Triangle’ (the intersection between the Lao, Myanmar, and Thailand), it is common for…

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